Big Knife club delivers speeches, presentations

Thankfully, Sunday’s storm was one of the shortest on record for our area.

Thankfully, Sunday’s storm was one of the shortest on record for our area. In and around Gadsby, it started about 6:30 a.m. and ended 10 a.m. My kind of storm!

Dewey and Joanne Hoopfer are back from a 24-day holiday in the Dominican Republic, where they had a marvelous time.

Hazel and Dave Thomas had word that their daughter, Sue, is in Nepal and on a trek to the base of Mount Everest.

Congratulations to Joel and Kerri Shepherd on the birth of their baby girl, Ella Dawn, on Feb. 28. Proud grandparents are Rick and Debbie Shepherd, Rodney and Karen Norman; and great-grandparents are Lawrence Clarke, Charlie and Aleta Cassidy, Arnie Norman and Louise Shepherd. Mom and baby are doing well.

Gordie Jackson, as well as Bill and Joyce Hansel, helped Frank Dahlgren celebrate his birthday on Wednesday evening. Joyce brought the cake, but not sure how many candles!

Then on Saturday, the Kobi family brought Chinese supper and cake for Frank and Eleanor. They were pleased to see Richard home from Calgary and very happy to hear he made it home late Saturday night before the big storm there.

Big Knife 4-H public speaking was held Sunday, with the following results: In junior, Tori Brower placed first, Taylor Kobi second; intermediate: Megan Kobi was first and Shayna Brower second; and in senior: Dillon Montpellier was first.

In the presentation category, the results were: junior, together, Steele Nichols and Austin Jacobson earned a first; intermediate: Keyona Derr placed first and Junae Ventnor second; senior: Shayla Derr earned first, and together Kyle Foot and Joseph Ventnor were second.

Congratulations to all who participated, and to the winners who will go on to district finals, good luck!

Betty Hadwin drove to Drayton Valley on Wednesday to visit with daughter Janet and Dale and family, who were getting their new house delivered from Minnesota via Manitoba! Lots of excitement and picture-taking.

Sympathies go out to Mary Ann (Rowles) Russell on the passing of her husband, Larry Russell, on Feb. 27. Also to Mary Ann’s daughters, Sandra, Wendy, Angela and Trish. Mary Ann and Larry have resided in Fleet for many years. At the request of Larry, there will be no formal funeral service.

The next bingo will be March 16; cash and ham. The loonie pot will start at $50 plus.

A reminder, if you wish to participate in the annual May garage sale, please contact myself at 403-574-2442. It’s held in the Botha Hall. Set-up is May 1; sale runs May 2, 3 and 4.

— GADSBY/WESTWOODS

Just Posted

Stettler secondhand charity looks for new home

Superfluity lease not being renewed; will move by Sept., 2018

First auction of 2018 has solid numbers: auction market

Stettler Auction Mart sees 700 head move through Jan. 9

Lars Callieou to entertain in Halkirk on Feb. 10

Volunteer appreciation supper held on Friday night

Outrage against hunting ‘pretty animals’

But its ok if they are ‘stupid and ugly’

What to do after online accounts are hacked

Facebook, email and other accounts hold vital information

Erskine Professional Motocross Athlete appears in Edmonton

Chad Bauman performs as part of ‘Ground and Gravity’

John ‘Chick’ Webster, believed to be oldest living former NHL player, dies

Webster died Thursday at his home in Mattawa, Ont., where he had resided since 1969

Bad timing: Shutdown spoils Trump’s one-year festivities

Trump spends day trying to hash out a deal with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

Provincial park no more

The province transferred Sylvan Lake Provincial Park to the Town yesterday

Protect pets from canine flu

Sylvan Lake veterinarian spoke to the Sylvan Lake News about the canine flu

Las Vegas shooter acted alone, exact motive still undetermined: Sheriff

Stephen Paddock was behind the gunfire that killed 58 people including two Canadians

Botox, bomb shelters, and the blues: one year into Trump presidency

A look into life in Washington since Trump’s inauguration

New County of Stettler reeve, new councillor to go to conference in Maritimes

County of Stettler selling off ATCO trailers from shop site

B.C. out of the running for Amazon’s next headquarters

Toronto is the only Canadian city left in the running despite the province backing Metro Vancouver’s bid for new Amazon headquarters

Most Read


Weekly delivery plus unlimited digital access for $50.40 for 52 issues (must live within 95 kilometers of Stettler) Unlimited Digital Access for one year for $50.40 Prefer to have us call you? Click here and we’ll get back to you within one business day.